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Joshua Afzal, Terrafarmer, York

Joshua is an agriculture scientist, public speaker, and dedicated philanthropist with a background in research and community development. He has led research projects and collaboration with various universities and research institutions in the UK and abroad. He has played his role in advancing rural community development projects through his involvement with charitable organizations. His passion lies in exploring innovative technologies that contribute to both food security and community engagement.

Joshua’s upbringing in a farming family provided him with invaluable first hand experience in agriculture, offering insights into the challenges faced by food producers. His academic journey began at the University of Agriculture Faisalabad, where he earned his B.Sc. (Hons) in Agriculture, followed by M.Sc. (Hons) in Plant Pathology.

As Joshua’s interest and expertise in agricultural research flourished, he pursued a Ph.D. in Crop Sciences at the University of Hohenheim, Germany. A significant portion of his research focused on sustainable food production, showcasing his commitment to addressing crucial issues in the agricultural sector.

During his professional tenure in the UK, Joshua has contributed to diverse fields, including sports turf management, regenerative agriculture, vertical farming, and higher education. His multifaceted career reflects a dedication to advancing agricultural practices and fostering sustainable solutions in the national and global landscape.